Charalambides / Unknown Spin
Album: Unknown Spin   Collection:General
Artist:Charalambides   Added:Nov 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-23 Pull Date: 2004-04-26
Week Ending: Apr 25 Mar 21 Mar 7 Feb 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 31, 2009: Lost and Found
Voice Within
4. Feb 29, 2004: !rust belt!
2. Apr 20, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar Show
Unknown Spin
5. Feb 28, 2004: On The Warpath
3. Mar 16, 2004: Today is a Soporific Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
Unknown Spin
6. Feb 25, 2004: The Dumbarton Auroras
Voice Within

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2004-01-22
CHARALAMBIDES ¥ Unknown Spin (kranky)
Charalambides are a Texan trio who play extended guitar and vocal improvisations. They are masters of utilizing space combined with psychelchia and folk senseabilities. Their music can be described as a sort of Dreamy raga with heavy use of melodic texturing. Very reminiscent of Loraine Mezzacaine Connors & some Thurston Moore solo work. Beautiful Stuff, PLAY!!! ÐtHE bAWD of eUPHONY

1-(30:00) Beautifully textured guitars and sparse cymbol-like drones. Fem vocals come in, but they use the voice as an instrument (no words just melody). Song builds and changes over the course of the movement. Gorgous stuff!

*2-(8:30) More hopefull sounding. Guitar textures build into Fem vocals. Closest thing to a "song" on the record. Very Dreamy Ragga-ish.

*3-(9:30) Dark brooding guitar arpeggios with a almost catch reoccurring guitar melody in which the vocals pick up and use to build the song. Builds in intensity.

4-(10:00) 5:00 of beautiful Fem Vocal texture duet. Guitars enter and help build song to climax.

Track Listing
1. Unknown Spin   3. Magnolia
2. Voice Within   4. Skin of Rivers